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The 50/50 Blog

Note:  Opinions expressed on the US Youth Soccer Blog (web log) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer). Links on this web log to articles do not necessarily imply agreement by the author or by US Youth Soccer with the contents of the articles. Links are provided to foster discussion of topics and issues. Readers should make their own evaluations of the contents of such articles.

 

The 50/50 Blog: 1.30.14

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Pacesetter Soccer Club Partners with Aston Villa

 

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A US Youth Soccer club, Pacesetter Soccer Club, has announced an official partnership with English Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club. The goal of the partnership is to develop top level soccer players in North America. Read more about the benefits of this partnership.

 


 

One on One with Sydney Leroux

 

With the U.S. Women's National Team in Frisco, Texas, right next to our office, we had the chance to sit down with a few of the players. Here is our one on one sit down with forward Sydney Leroux.

 


 

Friendly Fire

 

Jochem Jansen of Dutch club FC Oss had a bad day -- getting knocked down at midfield by his own teammate's free kick.

 


 

Fantastic Scissor Goal

 

Bayern Munich kept alive its quest to become the first Bundesliga team to go an entire season without a loss with a 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart that was decided on a brilliant goal by Spaniard Thiago.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.29.14

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A little fun in the office

 

The U.S. Women's National Team is training across the street so we figure we'd vicariously help them practice with our foosball table.

 


 

"Goal of the Century"

 

You've no doubt seen Diego Maradona's amazing goal against England at the 1986 World Cup numerous times, but here's a new angle on his run from his own half through the English team for the game winner.

 


 

Stu Holden

 

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It's hard not to be a fan of this guy which is why, when we heard he was called in to train with the U.S. Men's National Team as a guest player, we were ecstatic. Read more here.

 


 

Coaches Blog

 

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The latest edition of the Coaches Blog by US Youth Soccer's Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, is out. It focuses on finding the right teaching moments in practice. Read it here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.28.14

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Barcelona Defenders

 

The Barcelona midfield and attack are the positions that usually get all the praise and media attention but even their defenders can show some great skill.

 


 

U.S. Women's National Team

 

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The U.S. Women's National Team is here in Frisco, Texas preparing for their match at Toyota Stadium against Canada on January 31. The weather has gotten a little chilly and so the girls are all bundled up for their training (Picture taken from Sydney Leroux's Twitter).

 


 

Coaches Connection

 

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The Coaches Connection provides members with a link to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network: National Staff Coaches, plus 55 State Association Directors of Coaching Education and their staffs, as well as guest lectures from around the world! Learn more here.

 


 

Ballston Ball Striker on a Soccer Mission

 

Yanique

 

This winter, the Albany Alleycats player has earned spots on several United States Youth Soccer regional teams and has recently been named to the United States Interregional All-Star Team. She earned that honor in November during a US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls’ Thanksgiving Interregional at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.27.14

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Maurice Edu

 

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The Philadelphia Union's lengthy courtship of Maurice Edu has finally reached a successful conclusion, with the World Cup veteran midfielder leaving Stoke City to return to MLS. Read more about Edu's transfer here.

 


 

Fabian Johnson
 

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USMNT handyman Fabian Johnson suffers broken hand, return for Ukraine friendly uncertain. Read more here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer National League Alum Gedion Zelalem

 

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They're calling him the best Arsenal academy product since Cesc Fàbregas. And speculation is he could one day be eligible to play for the US national team. And guess what? He's a former US Youth Soccer National League player. Read more here.

 


 

Year in Review

 


 

Enjoy watching some of our favorite US Youth Soccer highlights from 2013!

 

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